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also look optimistically at justice roberts who in the aca decision shows us he cares about the court's legacy. he doesn't want to be part of a decision that later people look book on and say he was part of taking away people's liberty. right now i am not optimistic about what this court will do. >> we've had one optimistic, one pessimistic. michelle, don't i dare sit on the fence. >> no, no. i'm off the fence. okay. i will say i agree that the court's composition should make some people nervous but i think the timing, they just had gay marriage wins at the ballot box and there has been a sea change among the electorate on this issue and it would be a little bit troublesome for the court to then at this point step in and say, no, no, we know the country is moving in this direction but we're going to stop you. >> indeed, michelle, you have actually written yourself that the president's base in a second term wants the repeal of the defense of marriage act. you've written that yourself. >> they think it's time, and they think that they've had enough wins and the kind of wind is at
this, but why is it the democratthatdemocrats didn't aca republican offer to cappadocians and bring in a lot more money? why are they insisting on actual rate increase although the other side hates the rate increase worse? >> the democrats are convinced they win the election white house because they want the top rate to go higher. that is a concession that is mandatory for political cosmetic reasons. dennis: are you at all concerned john boehner has made this new concession, let's lift rates without still anything in the way of specific spending cuts, does that bother you? >> there has to be a change, more names i medicare recipients and there probably is going to be out in the distance higher eligibility age may be going up by two years. he has to sell it to his caucus. i would be a little surprised they announced a final deal in the next half an hour because he has to meet with his troops. a lot of them will have to swallow hard to raise rates. dennis: republicans seem to be getting all the blame if we go over the cliff. what you can do two or three most important things to avoid,
you're a shareholder in aca, or want to be one, you should be applauding obama care. i think this is a deal you probably want to be in. >> yeah, it is interesting, the for-profit hospital companies have done quite well under the affordable care act. >> just a quick note, trip adviser open for trade, up by 11%. as you mentioned, david, not as high as liberty is paying for the shares. but it sa nice close -- >> a real vote of confidence from john malone who runs liber liberty. >> again, trip adviser up to 59.5 right now. delta airlines buying a stake in virgin atlantic. the most interesting aspect of the story is the wager between richard branson and willy walsh, let's say it's below the belt. we'll have the details coming up next. and richard anderson, plus a gadget lover's delight for the holidays. a live interview with the ceo of brookstone. bob, these projections... they're... optimistic. productivity up, costs down, time to market reduced... those are good things. upstairs, they will see fantasy. not fantasy... logistics. ups came in, analyzed our supply chain, inventory systems...
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